One of the state’s best vacation destinations, Galveston boasts the perfect combination outdoor recreation and cultural attractions. Located just 50 miles west of Houston, Galveston is home to 32 miles of picturesque coastline and a wealth of enticing restaurants, antique stores, art galleries and entertainment options, where visitors are spoiled for choice in how they fill their itinerary. From sunny days on Stewart Beach to the Historic Pleasure Pier, here are the top things to do in Galveston, Texas.
Admire the coastal charm of Galveston Island State Park (Nearby Hotels)
Home to over 2,000 acres of natural landscapes, a visit to Galveston Island State Park offers a wide array of options. Soak in the views of the park’s beaches, ponds, estuaries, wetlands, and dunes, or take a day to enjoy the outdoor splendors that this gem has to offer. Here you can pack a picnic or swim in the gentle waters at the beach, or kick your day up a notch with a day of hiking and mountain biking through the area. Nature enthusiasts will revel in the beautiful spots where you can go fishing, bird watching, canoeing or kayaking, while those looking for a night of star gazing can camp overnight.